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Merino 5

Teddy Bear Baby Blanket

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Description:  This soft and machine-washable baby blanket knits up quickly on size 11 needles with two strands of Merino 5 held together.  Stockinette stitch and reverse Stockinette stitch create the bear images, while the seed-stitch border creates a neat edge.

Level:  Easy (knit, purl, seed st, basic chart)

Size:  32.5" wide x 28" long


  • 10 balls each of Crystal Palace Merino 5 (shown in 5208 "Blush Pink")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 26" circular needles in US size 11 or size needed for gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Gauge:  13 sts and 18 rows=4" in St st with 2 strands held together

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; CO- cast on; k- knit; p- purl; sl- rev St st- reverse Stockinette st; slip; st(s)- stitch(es); St st-Stockinette st



Note: Entire blanket is knit with one strand of each color held tog.


CO 104 sts loosely.
Work 3 rows Seed Stitch:
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *
Row 2: sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from *, end k1
Row 3: sl 1, * p1, k1; rep from *, end p1


Working the first 4 sts and last 4 sts in Seed Stitch and continuing to slip the first st of every row, begin with Row 1 of chart, repeating chart 3 times across. Place markers between repeats if desired.


Work the first repeat with the teddy bear in St st and the background in Rev St st. Work the second repeat with the teddy bear in Rev St st and the background in St st. Work the third repeat with the bear in St st and the background in Rev St st.


Note: both sides look the same, only sts are reversed.


Rep Rows 1-40 of chart 2 more times, reversing the bear and background on the second repeat:

Work first repeat with teddy bear in Rev St st and background in St st. Work second repeat with teddy bear in St st and background in Rev St st. Work third repeat with bear in Rev St st and background in St st.


There are many variations possible. You could work all bears in St st and the background in Rev St st or vice versa. Add more repeats across or down for a bigger blanket (additional yarn will be needed). Or work St st bears on diagonal and Rev St bears diagonally in other direction.


Work 3 rows of Seed Stitch. BO loosely.

Weave in ends on WS. Block.



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2007 (revised January 2016)

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